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-- battleground states after having their say at their first debate. 47% believe romney won compared with 34% for president obama in a survey of californians. 18% felt there was no clear winner. last night's debate focused on the economy and other domestic issues. and, of course, that debate took place in denver in colorado. colorado is a swing state. different surveys show mitt romney is the winner of the first debate. there are two more presidential debates coming up. bigad shaban has highlights. >> reporter: good morning. it seems like mitt romney got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive for much of the night. romney touted his own accomplishments as governor of massachusetts but continually pointed to what he called the failed promises of the obama administration. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place yo
romney outshines president obama in their first debate. >>> raising the stakes in the ongoing civil war in syria. >>> baseball has its first triple crown winner since 1967. >>> and who would want to tear down a house by one of america's greatest architects? >>> we begin with a look at today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >>> millions of americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. >> mitt romney goes on the offensive at the first presidential debate. >> five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> you're entitled as the president, you own an airplane and you own a house but not to your own facts. >> romney was able to out obama obama. >> we don't know whether debates matter but we do know debates over whether debates matter matter. >>> syrian targets in retaliation from shelling from syria that struck a border village, killing five civilians. >> very, very dangerous situation. >>> a rare and deadly meningitis outbreak from steroid injection s is spreading. so far four people have died. >>> miguel cabrera has won the triple crown s
at the restaurant. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for this week's high profile debate. mr. obama is at a resort in nevada, mitt romney has practice planned in massachusetts. tahman bradley with more on how they are handling expectations. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney start the week gearing up for a crucial showdown wednesday at the first presidential debate in denver. in las vegas last night the president tried to manage expectations. >> the president: folks in the media are speculating already on who is going to have the best zingers. governor nor romney is a good debater. >> reporter: as they hunker down for practice poll show americans overwhelmingly think the debate and election are the president's to lose entitle a new poll this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win. his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. actual support the race is closer president obama leads mitt romney by just two points, 49-47%. that's why the debates could be the pivotal turning point the romney campaign is hoping for. governor christie predicted
and republican challenger mitt romney after they locked horns in their first face-to-face debate. they made their cases on a wide range of domestic issues in colorado. >> bigad shaban has highlights now from denver. >>> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans secret because it's too good? >> reporter: governor romney spent the night attacking his record. >> we still have deficit. >> reporter: mitt romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change after last night's performance. >> anytime a challenger stands on the stage with the president in a first debate they tend to get a bounce. i expect that could happen here. >> rep
appears to have won the debate, jacqueline? >> reporter: dave, republican challenger mitt romney is expecting to see a boost in the poles, a survey taken by cnn shows mitt romney a clear winner. an aggressive mitt romney criticized president barack obama's record saying big government is not working. mitt romney says the middle- class cannot afford four more years under obama. >> the people having a hard time right now are middle income americans. they are buried, they are just being crushed. >> president barack obama defended his achievements and challenged his plans saying there are not any details. >> at some point, people have to ask themselves, is the reason governor mitt romney keeping all these plans secret because they are too good? >> that he had hard time driving the debate and another comment by mitt romney has public television supporters upset. >> i'm sorry, jim, i am going to stop pbs, i like big bird and i like you too but i am not going to keep spending money on things borrow money from china. >> it is all about big bird. and coming up, we are doing some big facts
debate on wednesday. >> governor romney he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's not practicing since june. his running mate paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> parentally not everyone got the memo to downplay expectations >> thursday morning you are going to be scratching your heads and say wow we have a barn burner for the next 33 days. >> wednesday's debate will focus on domestic issues including the economy. romney is talking more about foreign policy and slamming the president. >> in this morning's wall street journal, the president has shown weakness in the middle east. he says president obama has heightened the prospect of conflict. can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. white house aides say the president is looking forward to debating foreign policy with mitt romney. >> promised a few things. end the iraq war , he did. take the fight to al-qaida and degrade them. he has. >> major foreign policy speech to deliver in
>> president obama and mitt romney duke it out over the economy in the first debate of three. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. a particularly strong showing from mitt romney tonight on key topics ranging from the economy to health care. >> abc7 news political reporter mark matthews is here with a look at this first big match up. >> no knockout punches tonight, nothing we will see over and over again on television, but mitt romney did what he needed to do. mitt romney ran to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennenning the middle class. it is math. it is arithmetic. >> on health care -- >> first
. >> but there was a different take on the debate across the bay in walnut creek where the gop supporters convened. >> romney came out much stronger than obama figured he would. >> as the debate progressed, the mixed personality and his innate ability to have people trust in him came forward. >> mitt romney had the facts. obama was without the facts. >> quite frankly obama looked like he was flownderring. floppedderring. he -- flownderring. he didn't know what to say. >> that was one of the best debate performances in a generation. >> of course there is no way to really score tonight. it is all a matter of personal politics. reporting live in san francisco, leslie brinkley, abc7 news. >> thanks, leslie. and if you missed the debate you can still see it by going to abc7news.com. we have a link for you on the front page. >>> and mitt romney struck a nerve with social media when he said he would eliminate the subsidee for the public broadcast system. >> i am going to stop the subsidee to pbs and other things. i like pbs. i like big bird. >> somebody started a fire big bird twitter account. in a half hour they h
already this morning after last night's debate. strong showing by romney who criticized the president on the economy. the pair also brought the sluggish economy with romney promising to close tax loopholes and limit deductions. mr. obama says that plan will hurt the struggling middle class. >> the president: it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. the it is math, arithmetic. >> pundits this morning are saying romney's aggressive perform was what he needed. >> -- performance was what he needed. >>> a poll conducted last night immediately after the debate found 67% of registered voters went for mitt romney. 25% went for president obama. cnn conducted the poll with 430 americans. >>> next debate takes play week from today in kentucky when vice president biden and congressman ryan face off. abc 7 will air that debate live. >>> stock market opens up in less than 30 minutes. this morning investors will be keeping a close eye on helmand province, -- on hp, st
romney will clash in denver in the first presidential debate. elizabeth explains now why both men are approaching it with cautious optimism. >> president baa rack obama and governor mitt romney their first of three show downs. this week the debate will focus on domestic policy with a heavy emphasis on the economy. romney says it's not about who comes out on top. >> in my view it's not so much winning or losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself, it's about something bigger than that. these debates are an opportunity for each of us to de scribe the bathway forward for america that we would choose. >> while the president is confident he's not underestimating the competition. >> gofrper romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney may have an advantage. during the primaries, he participated in several debates. this time around he's been gearing up for one-on-one face offs. >> just getting used and tarlying the questions back and forth how the single moderator is going to be controlling the debate between two candidates. >> obama has not debated since the
place. mitt romney's comment about big bird and pbs are ruffling some feathers he told anchor and debate moderator that he would cut federal funding for pbs which would put the casts of sesame workers out of work. they voiced support for big bird. some even created i should say a facebook page called big bird from president. at 4:37 we'll take a quick break. we've got much more straight ahead, so stick around. we've got a lot to show you as you make your approach westbound traffic light as you would expect at this very hour. >> we're back at 4:239. you can see investigators are still here they brought out their mobile command here. this murder took place at around 12:30 in the morning so about four hours ago. now some group of men were here. we're not sure if they lived there or happened to hang out here late last night, all of a sudden shots rang out. we do know that the person who was shot died at the scene. it's early on in the investigation but the police believe this might possibly be gang related. now, it's been a very busy night for homicide investigators because four hours before
watched the debate think romney won the showdown. the vice presidential candidates are scheduled to square off next week in kentucky. >>> the oakland athletics with one of the most amazing wins in franchise history after rallying from a 5-1 deficit. they beat texas 12-5 sweeping the series in front of a sold-out crowd. and they win the degrees -- division on the last game of the season. they are now the only team in major league baseball history to come back from five games down with fewer than 10 games to play. one of our solo reporters is at the coliseum. jackie with more. >> reporter: do you think they would do it any other way? 13 games back on june 30th. four runs down yesterday in the fourth and they came back both times to win the american league west. the most improperly story in baseball. unbelievable what they accomplished this year. they won six in a row. at the end of the season as you said, they came from five games back with nine to play. swept the texas rangers yesterday. twice the payroll they do to win the american league west. that means that they are going to detroit t
is in denver tonight preparing for tomorrow night's big debate. romney took a break today and went out to a chipotle restaurant. while he was there he took a picture. when asked if he was ready for the debate, romney said, getting there. and obama also visited the hoover dam just outside of las vegas. the president said one of his aides mentioned it was just 15 miles away so they decided to go. the president said it was the first time he had ever visited the hoover dam. our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. >>> the san francisco board of supervisors convened in one week. one week from today to decide once and for all the long running saga of suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi. there are 11 supervisors. ousting mirkarimi would take nine votes. amber lee breaks down the likely vote. >> reporter: history will tell you san francisco is a city that follows its own beat. suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi was fighting for his job almost from the moment he was sworn into office. bruising the arm of his wife led to a lenghtty battle to save his life. >> only in san francisco would it go on for a year.
preparing for tomorrow night's big debate. romney took a break today and went out to a chipotle restaurant. while he was there he took a picture. when asked if he was ready for the debate, romney said, getting there. and obama also visited the hoover dam just outside of las vegas. the president said one of his aides mentioned it was just 15 miles away so they decided to go. the president said it was the first time he had ever visited the hoover dam. our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. >>> the san francisco board of supervisors convened in one week. one week from today to decide once and for all the long running saga of suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi. there are 11 supervisors. ousting mirkarimi would take nine votes. amber lee breaks down the likely vote. >> reporter: history will tell you san francisco is a city that follows its own beat. suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi was fighting for his job almost from the moment he was sworn into office. bruising the arm of his wife led to a lenghtty battle to save his life. >> only in san francisco would it go on for a year. >> reporter: when these t
:15, a new poll shows republican presidential candidate mitt romney was the big winner in the debate last night. jacqueline live in the bureau doing fact checking about some of the statements made in that debate. >> reporter: dave, mitt romney stood out last night for being aggressive, constantly calling out president obama, keeping him on the defensive side. mitt romney also didn't back down when the two butted hads over tax plans. the president says romney's plans will raise taxes or increase the deficit. >> governor romney's central economic plan calls for a 5 trillion dollar tax cut on top of the extension of bush tax cuts another trillion dollars and 2 trillion in military spending they have not asked for. >> first of all i don't have a 5 trillion dollar tax cut or a tax cut of the scale you are talking about. >> romney says he will offset cuts by closing loopholes and reducing reductions but vague on which ones. they will face off again later in new york and florida. both candidates are back on the campaign trail today. mitt romney in virginia while the president has campaign stops
right from the start that mitt mitt romney sae debate as a chance to shake up the race and came out aggressive and prepared and put the president on the defensive for much of the 90 minutes. >> president obama and mitt romney went head to head. the candidates boiled down their economic arguments. >> governor romney has a perspective that says if we cut taxes skewed towards the wealthy and roll back regulations that we will be better off. i have got a different view. >> the president has a view very similar to the view he d when ran four years guy. if you will, trickle down government would work. that is not the right answer for america. >> romney's comments about the 47% have take and toll on his campaign even before the leaked video polls showed that americans thought he favored the wealthy over the middle class. tonight he clearly wanted to try and change that perception. >> the people having a hard time right now are middle income americans. under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. they are beg crusd. i ll not und a circstances ise tas on middle i
the countdown, the big debate why president barack obama and mitt romney are trying to lower expectations. >>> ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> well, good morning to you, we are ready, it is october 3rd. >> are you anything the eat? >> not too much. they went from that foggy september and where is that summer and everybody starts complaint -- complaining. west wind is trying to ramp up but it's there and 90s inland. >>> 880 and oakland looks good and you are probably aware there is a big a's baseball game and that means at 4:00 sore so, -- or so, maybe before that the commute will be tough. also on the san mateo bridge, it looks good getting out to the high-rise, let's go back to the desk. >>> firefighters are still watching for hot spots. claudine wong has moved to the back of the home where the fire did most of the damage, claudine wong? >> reporter: you can see the charred remains of what is left of this house and firefighters are still keeping an eye on things incase it flares up. that bui
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debate we did see a strong showing from mitt romney on topics from the economy to health care. mark matthews has a look at first match-up. [ applause ] >> reporter: mitt romney ran to the middle telling the country lowering the tax rates for wealth any americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class. i'm not going to reduce share of taxes paid by high income people. >> reporter: romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit reductions to the rich. >> the president: it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdenning the middle class, it is math, -- arithmetic. >> i like the way we did it in massachusetts. >> reporter: romney said he would repeople obama care but not all the parts people like. >> number one, preexisting conditions are covered under my plan. young people are able to stay on their family plan. >> the president: what your plan does is duplicate what already law. >> reporter: the
threat. some of the officers could potentially be disciplined. >>> president barack obama and mitt romney face off tonight in denver. the format will be a little different than past presidential debates. we will hear what issues will get special emphasis tonight. >>> all lanes are back open after a big accident at about he 10:30 last -- at about 10:30 last night. the man slammed into the suv and the other driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. they shut down the area until they clear the scene. >>> three vehicles including an ambulance have been damaged since thursday. one driver even suffered some injuries when an object came crashing right through his windshield hitting his arm. all three incidents happened near g street, anybody with information is asked to call police. >>> the man accused of snatching a nine-year-old from a restroom in san mateo is facing new charges. they are tying the man to an incident that happened in march. he photographed a group of nine- year-old girls from underneath a restroom stall and is currently being held on felony kidnapping an
wasting no time after their debate in denver. romney's campaign got a boost in momentum thanks to his aggressive critique of mr. obama's handling of the economy. but mr. obama fought back asking for specifics about how he would help the middle class. >> reporter: the first debate started with a shand shake -- which handshake and smile between president obama and mitt romney. then it quickly focused on the economy. >> the president: five million jobs in the private sector created. auto industry has come roaring back. housing has begun to rise. >> i know what it takes to get small business growing again to hire people. >> reporter: romney was aggressive most of the night but his comments about the 47% has taken a toll on his campaign. the president never brought up those comments and romney tried to move past them. >> under the president's policies middle income americans have been buried, crushed. i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle income families. >> reporter: the president challenged his rifle saying romney cannot keep his -- his rival saying romney cannot keep
president obama and mitt romney are in a dead heat as they head into their first face-to-face debate this evening. the survey is from united technologies and the national journal of congressional connection. it shows the two men at 47% each among likely voters nationwide. other recent polls have showed the president with a narrow edge. bigad shaban has more on the evening's contest in colorado. good morning. >> reporter: michelle, good morning to you. certainly the economy is expected to be issue number one at the hall in the university of denver. the president is expected to arrive in colorado this afternoon while mitt romney has been in the state since monday. >>> reporter: the stage is built. the cameras are in place and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. >> governor, are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm get there is. >> reporter: mitt romney took a break from his rehearsal to grab a burrito. president obama went sightseeing at hoover dam. tonight they will face a lot of questions about the economy. >> i'm not interested in creating democratic or republican job
presidential debate. with weeks of preparation. president obama and candid it, mitt romney in denver. sandra has more. >>reporter: while organizers are putting the final touches on the debate stage the candidates are putting your final touches on the skills. the first showdown between barack obama and mitt romney will focus on domestic issues. with a heavy emphasis on the economy. something that we've heard a lot about on the campaign trail. >> what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. and to keep social security for hard-working americans. >> do you want four more years with people struggling to find jobs? >> mitt romney told supporters that the debate is not about victory toward >> governor romney is perhaps the underdog but he is going to be ready on the issues which is really what this election is about. >> on the other side the debate could have more pressure. >> i think the debate will be interesting in their quarter to back up their statements. they will be held accountable for more than they had to be held accou
no chance to prepare anything, mitt romney's people are saying, hey, president obama is the best debater ever and i have never been in a presidential debate. >> reporter: both the president and republican nominee are off the campaign trail today preparing for the debate. mitt romney was spotted tacking a break at a denver chipotle with his debate partner senator rob portman. this picture has been a hit on political blogs as part of a caption contest. as for the president, he is near las vegas today for his rehearsals with senator john kerry and was caught joking about them. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: while both the president and romney appeared relaxed, there is a lot at stake for their first head-to-head battle. >> in any good debate, you want to have some things prepared in advance. you want to have memorable lines, surprise your opponent and knock them off their feet, and you want to be remembered for something. >> reporter: the "new york times" reports that the romney camp has prepa
romney are wrapping up some final campaigning in their doing last-minute debate preparation before they face off in denver from reporters are weighing in on who is better prepared. >> i think both are excellent in their own way i think it could argue that mid has had a lot more recent experience. obviously also depends on was moderating. newt gingrich himself just the other day said that he is the best debater he beat all of republicans said they think he's a terrific debater. >> is a game on both sides know you better, know your better. so the way it goes to lower the expectations going into the big debate which is the first debate on wednesday and as we look at the polling numbers off before the debate this is the latest from we it real clear politics and their number shows president obama with a four point lead over romney at this point. so get ready for the debate in you could watch it right here of the highlights on kron 4 and we're also will bring the entire debate on our, has won 93 channel and digita one south 4.2. >> voter registration from in florida. the state's republic
is a terrific the better. mitt romney is preparing for the debates and carry play the role of standing for president obama in during the mock debate. i think people should expect romney is going to come in their prepared he is going to do very well because he has done very well in all of the debates. >> i think sometimes we expect major breakthroughs but that doesn't happen very often happen with reagan and mondale with reagan and carter, but frankly i cannot remember the last time there was one of these comments that grabbed everyone's attention the candidates are well prepared and well scripted. >> on sunday president obama headed to las vegas for a campaign event. chris in a much lower for kron 4 news >>. a poll shows president obama has a 4 point lead over canada mitt romney. president obama, 44.6 percent of those voters say they favor wrongly so it is a pretty tight race. fifth frost in tune in on wednesday we will be airing the debate in its entirety or you can check out our comcast channel 193. >> the state's republican party hired a trustee to consultant to hit the streets. a f
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is surfacing before the first debate. >> reporter: dave, the romney campaign insists it had nothing to do with releasing this video but conservative talk show hosts are making a very big deal about it, showing it -- saying it shows president obama engaged in a divisive class warfare. it's from a 2007 speech at an historicry black speech and in it, he praises jeremiah wright who he has denounce -- denounced and the victims did not get the help they needed in hurricane katrina. >> where is new orleans now? >> reporter: the obama campaign says release the video is a transparent attempt to detract from mitt romney attacking those americans who don't pay taxes. president obama took a break and visited hoover dam yesterday. back to you. >> thank you. there will be events in the bay area at democratic headquarters in antioch and the sonoma county republican party and the tea party express will be holding events as well. in san francisco a group called technology for obama will hold a debate watch party at the temple nightclub. and you can, of course, watch the debate live right here on ktvu chan
for the gop nomination. romney always seemed to come ready to those debates with one or two-liner zingers. obvious you will, when there's only -- obviously when there's only two people here it will be only mitt romney and president obama. i would say one thing when it comes to expectations, we always talk up these debates and then they seem to be a borging -- boring muddle. i don't remember any good lines from considerry or mccain -- kerry or -- from kerry and mccain. >> this is divided up into six different sections, correct? >> yes. >> this first debate is all on domestic issue. the first three segments will all be on economic matters. then there will be one on health care, one on the role of government and then one on governing. so a number of different subjects are possible in there and i predict that jim lair will get raked over the coals depending upon what type of answers he gets and what type of questions are asked. >> what should we look for? will the candidates try to target certain voters since we're about five weeks away from the election? >> reporter: i try to ask a lot of q
there for a second. >> reporter: last week romney hinting at his debate approach. >> he's trying to fool people in to thinking thing that's don't and that ends during the debate. >> reporter: for days both sides have been tamping down expectations. today on the sunday talk shows. >> he's prepared more than any other candidate in i think history, certainly recent history. >> sometimes we expect a major breakthrough, the comment. that doesn't happen often. >> reporter: on "meet the press," new jersey republican governor chris christie had another take. >> thursday morning the entire narrative of the race will change. >> in an interview, anne romney reveals the greatest concern if her husband becomes president. >> my biggest concern would be for the, his mental well being. i have all the confidence in the world in his ability, in his decisiveness and leadership skills. >> reporter: today paul ryan admitted to campaign missteps including the 47% comment. >> we have had somis steps but at the end of the day the choice is really clear and we are giving people very clear choice. >> reporter: ryan was
. it was a big night for the white house. president obama and mitt romney facing off in the first crucial debate in denver. romney came in behind. he took the debate last night. overnight polls give romney the win. the question, now, will it boost him enough in those key battleground states? >> it was the most tweeted event in social history. our political team is standing by with a full roundup of the night. and what this means for both candidates, with just 33 days to go until the final vote. >> we're closing in right now. >>> and josh and sam, boy, you had a special visit yesterday. robin tweeted out the first picture since her transplant of your visit. >> sam and i went, hoping to raise her spirits. the morning after, our spirits remain raised. it was a beautiful afternoon. >> can't wait to hear more about it. >>> let's get more about the first big debate. "your voice, your vote." our powerhouse political team is covering all of the angles. jake, even president obama's team is conceding that mitt romney gained ground last night. >> that's right, george. obama campaign officials conceding tha
santorum knows what it's like to go against mitt romney in a debate. we'll talk to him straight ahead, as well as the president's deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter. >>> also ahead, we brought you his incredible story last week, a man looking for a second chance to fulfill his dream after he suffered a debilitating injury in his one and only at-bat in the major leagues. last night, seven years later, adam greenberg finally got that chance. we'll show you how he did and talk to him about the big moment the morning after. >>> a bit later, you think politics can get ugly. try the "american idol" judging table. an ugly moment during an "american idol" audition. nicki minaj apparently losing it over her fellow judge and fellow diva mariah carey. a lot of people saw this one coming. we'll have more on that story. >> we want to begin over at news desk. natalie morales is there. natalie, good morning. >> good morning, david and savannah. good morning, everyone. >>> american airlines is identifying what caused seats to come loose on two planes. the troubled carrier says a clamp that atta
the campaign trail yesterday following their first debate in colorado. the president acknowledged romney's stellar performance but said romney can't pay for his tax plan without sticking it to the middle class. >> we can't afford to double down on the same top-down economic policies that got us into this mess. that is not a jobs plan. >> they plan on raising taxes on the american people and that will kill jobs. we will not let that happen. we want to create jobs, not kill jobs in this country. >> when asked which candidate would best handle unemployment, romney topped the president 51 to 45% in a cnn/orc poll taken before the debate. >>> well, that debate the president's debate performance has been widely criticized as not up to snuff. former vice president al gore speculated the colorado altitude may have been a factor. >> when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> -- and you only have a few hours to adjust -- >> that's interesting. >> it may be a stretch. romney was at the same altitude although he spent a little more time in denver before the debate. hm. >> hm. i know a little bit a
practicing. >> president obama spent a lot of time practicing. >> governor mitt romney is a great debater. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. >> wednesday night is the restart of romney's campaign analysts say that romney will have to come across as likable. o obamas team is making sure that he is not long winded and preaching. one politician stated that we should not hope for much from the bulk of them. he stated that there was not one time where any thing grab anyone's attention. president oldobama received a recommendation. >> i am sure the president is not so happy about hearing about the endorsement. let's start with the importance for both candidates. >> let's talk about the pressure that is all both of them. the pressure on mitt romney best a lot. he has to give back on track and he has 90 minutes on wednesday to reverse that trend. the president has been playing good defense and he is ahead on points and the last couple of rounds where the challenger will start throwing everything. they are trying to make the president sound this sense. all the obama people are stating t
romney's stellar performance at wednesday's debate. >> we can't afford to double down on the same top-down economic policies that got us into this mess. that is not a jobs plan. >> they plan on raising taxes on the american people and that will kill jobs. we will not let that happen. we want to create jobs, not kill jobs in this country. >> when asked which candidate would best handle unemployment, romney topped the president 51- 45% in a cnn/orc poll taken before wednesday's debate and before the morning's numbers were released. >>> while the jobless rate is falling, prices at the pump are rising. and while were you sleeping, gas prices went up 16 cents a gallon in the bay area. >> it's scary. 68 bucks to fill up my honda and anne makovec in cupertino now with what's causing the big bump at the pump. anne. >> reporter: frank, i would not recommend you fill up your tank here at the 76 station in cupertino. you can see the price for a gallon of regular unleaded just a tenth of a cent below 5.40 a gallon. these are the highest prices that we have eve
in the success of wednesday's presidential debate, republican nominee mitt romney is in the electoral rich state of florida. romney and his wife anne were greeted by a throng of supporters waving american flags in st. petersburg,. >> he got a chance to explain his program, how he will create new jobs. did you hear what he had to say? i didn't either. >> later, the romneys shook hands and posed for pictures at with customers at a cuban restaurant. >>> there interest you might have heard the big bird interest comment. that was at a romney rally. romney said he will cut federal funding for pbs, which airs sesame street. the rally was organized by the florida consumer action network. >>> early voting begins in california next week, and if you wants to get your vote in early, head though your county election office in the next few days. but don't forget, monday is columbus day, so the county offices should be closed. ballots for people voting by mail will be sent out tuesday when the post office reopens from the holiday. >>> how will you vote in you can take our quiz to help. you will find the presid
and tomorrow. republican challenger mitt romney is getting ready for the presidential debate. they are practicing in henderson nevada while mitt romney practices in denver. you will be able to watch that beginning at 6:00 tomorrow evening. >>> concern is growing for a saratoga man missing for two weeks. jeanine della vega just spoke with police for an update, jeanine? >> reporter: pam, i just got off the phone with police and they don't have too much information and they are hoping for any tips that will help lead them to eric garcia. we are told by family and friends he has a heart condition and he is without medication so tonight we have planned a vigil to take place at sacred heart church. let's go to a picture from saratoga go. he was last seen in the area of good year streets. he was attending a party and told his friends before midnight he would be right back and left on his harley davidson motorcycle. he has not been seen since. he is 350 pounds, has short brown hair and goatee. he has a tattoo on the back of his head with a harley davidson symbol. they are trying to g
the country growing and restore security for hard working americans. john mccain has debated for mitt romney and he is not expecting any major break throughs this moment. >> i can't remember whether it was the last time it was one of these comments that grabbed everybody's attention. he turned the race upside down and the debate will be campaigning in colorado today. >> well one week from today, he returns to raise some campaign cash. he will be hosting a dinner in san francisco and that dinner will be followed by a concert. they go up to $7,500 for premium seats and a chance to take a picture with the president. musical guests have not been announced. >>> there are several new laws here and coming up, the bills the governor approved on the last day to act. >>> today is the third straight spare the air day, they are avoiding gas barbecues and they are encouraged to take transportation and marks the 10th spare the air day of the season. >> how is the commute doing so far? >> right now traffic is doing well around the bay area, as a matter of fact if you are driving any time soon, you should d
while romney is prepping in colorado. the debate will be held at the university of denver and will focus on domestic policy. the audience will be told as usual not to respond to anything the candidates say but even without applause, observers say the pun at -- viewers will know the response. >>> you can watch the presidential debate here on channel 2 tomorrow night. our coverage will begin at 6:00 p.m. it'll be followed thereafter by a special edition of ktvu channel 2 news. >>> lawmakers returned to washington on the ryan republican budget and other proposals to end the medicare guarantee. congress is in recess to allow house and senate members time to campaign. but minority leaders nancy pelosi said campaigning should not be a priority. >> we're here to say to the speaker and to the republican majority, let's get back to work. call us back to work. we have important work to do. >> republicans scheduled the long recess in the house. but democrats recessed the senate for the same amount of time. >>> a judge in pennsylvania today blocked the state's voter identification requirement from
both presidential candidate are preparing for the next debate. ann romney kept the momentum going for her husband, stopping into a campaign headquarters in orlando, florida. she brought peas sack find out autographs and called supporters. >> this is anne romney calling. >> and campaign news from the democratic side, aides announced president obama raised a record $181 million in september. the president will continue raising money tomorrow in los angeles. he nissan francisco monday night for a couldn't certain fundraiser at the bill graham auditorium. >>> the man who served as the pope's butler is now serving time. he was convicted in a vatican city court offing a aggravated t for leaking confidential papal documents and has been ordered to serve out his sentence in a prison. he cold the court he wanted to explosion wrong-doing and corruption and gave the documents to an italian journalist. police found more than a thousand important documents in his apartment. some signed by pope benedict and some thriebled be destroyed. >> fast-moving evebtses to bring accused terrorists to just
presidential candidates are gearing up for the debate on wednesday. president obama and mitt romney are content are wrapping up now some final campaigning and last-minute debate preparations are on their way. they will face off in december the day after tomorrow. supporters are weighing in on who is better prepared. >> both are excellent in their own way you can argue that it has had a lot more recent experience. also part of it depends on who was moderating. then what newt gingrich himself said that he is the best debater and he beat all of them. temple's eddie said he is a terrific the major. >> why would carry say he is better than obama? they're trying to lower expectations. they will while you right here on kron4 with all the highlights of the debate and we'll be showing the debate as well. meantime let's take a look of the latest poll it shows pretty much a dead heat 48.7% to 48.6% this is the latest they have and the polls. you can see it right here we will study the highlights what if you flip over to kind cast 193 or 4.2247 news channel you can see the entire debate as that first presi
. >>> romney and obama trying to l lower expectations ahead of the first presidential debate. >> he's a debater. i'm just okay. >> but romney backer chris christie didn't get the memo. >> wednesday night the first night of this campaign. >> will this be a game-changer in the election? >>> and "i'm not perfect." arnold schwarzenegger about his failed marriage, his affairs and the child he fathered with his house keeper. >> i inflicted pain on maria and unbelievable pain on the kids. >> he prepares to release his tell-all memoir today, monday, october 1st, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the deadly suicide bombing in eastern afghanistan overnight. >> they were targeting a military patrol in a crowded market. as we said, at least 14 people were killed, 3 americans among the dead. dozens were wounded. this comes one day after the u.s.
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's debate in denver. some democrats say they are surprised that president obama didn't bring up mitt romney's 47% comment. the campaign said the president was focusing on the moderators questions. both are waiting for the latest jobs report. they will release september numbers in less than 30 minutes nod. coming up at 5:15 we will take you to our washington, d.c. bureau with more on why some say this is the most important report of the year. >>> time now about 5:07. let's go to sal. people are getting out the door. or are we feeling friday light? >> we haven't had friday light in awhile. i really don't think we will have it today, but i hope i'm wrong about that. right now it's light because it's nice and early on 80 westbound it looks pretty good. wouldn't it be a nice surprise if we had a friday light today? it just seems like too many people are trying to get into the city all day long, all weekend long. you heard tara talking about it. westbound bay bridge this is what you want the bridge to look like. no problem there is. if you're driving in the south bay northbound 280 traffic does l
the same for himself, poking finance at his performance in the debate with mitt romney. more on the latest poll coming up. >>> fleet week wraps up today with tours of ships from the u.s. navy, coast guard and royal canadian navy. they start at 9:00 this morning, will draw big crowds. weekend performances by the blue angels, america's cup and hardly strictly bluegrass festival drew massive crowds to san francisco. bart ridership hit record highs saturday over 319,000, compared to normal 200,000. topped the record set in september 2007 when the bay bridge was closed for three sporting events. [ unintelligible ] >>> boy was the weather cooperating over the weekend. >> you cannot have asked for any better in terms of viewing blue angels. >>> definitely beautiful over the weekend nice to see san francisco and the bay area shine so much on so many different channels, football, the america's cup or baseball, absolutely fantastic. pride of this weekend. half mile visibility in santa rosa with fog everybody else okay. calm around santa rosa, i don't expect it to move much watch out on 101 near sant
're experiencing right now. yet to meet the choice between himself and governor romney. >> they say the debate is not about winning. >> obama advisers are also spending, reminding president-as voters that the present has had to cut back on some of his spending. >> both sides, and fumbles could be costly. >> after tonight's debate candidates will square off two more times before election day. >> remember we are going to carry the live on interrupted a debate on our 247 news and weather channel comcast 193 and digital 4.2. that is tonight at 6:00 p.m.. >> we're looking for cooler weather this week. we're starting to get a bit of relief from the hot weather in the triple digits. there is a live look at the fog free golden gate bridge. temperatures are mainly in the '50s and '60s and we have a couple of '70s on the map. about 72 and antioch and 71 in san jose. sampras that cisco is at 65 and temperatures could be driving as as much as 20 degrees. in to tonight sunny during the day but kohler along the coast. low nineties for the warmus spots but the triple digits are definitely out of the forecast
romney is not wasting any time. they have been on the battleground state in florida. he spoke about the off recent debate. >> the only vice- presidential debate and they are preparing for this big match up. >> welcome back. president legend will be also making a preparing. politicians from both parties are getting ready on who will >> they're getting ready to the vice president is getting ready in kentucky. head out for the debate. and i think it is important joe biden is incredibly gifted when it comes to debating and understanding politics. >> after all, is poor showing in denver against mitt romney. democrats are provided on joe biden. - vice president joe biden will know exactly what is going on he is in touch with the american people. i am just hopeful. that ryan will tell the truth. >> the former debate coach give his opinion on how it will go. >> i am sure that joe biden got a phone call from the white house that said. we did not go after governor romney as much as zero yo..... think both men will be both their repaired. >> he says that he will be ready. >> i am looking affor
in that province are americans. >>> mitt romney and president barack obama are preparing for the debate in denver. president barack obama talked about the upcoming debate in los angeles. >> what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussing about what we need to keep the country growing and restore security for hard working americans. >> he will remain in nevada for the debate and chris christy will on draft. this whole race will be turned upside down some thursday morning. >>> one week from today, president barack obama comes back here to the bay area hosting campaign money. he will be hosting a dinner in san francisco. that dinner will be followed by a concert. the concert tickets start at $100 and go up to $7,500 for premium seats and also a chance to take a picture with the president. musical guests have not been announced. >>> and governor jerry brown has signed several bills into law and we will have more on why hundreds of prison inmates may soon go free. >>> how is the commute, sal? >>> you know, sal? >>> we have more traffic in lafayette and it is a little bit slow between wal
at this museum this year. so far, no suspects. and on to politics, decision 2012. the presidential debate between presidential candidate mitt romney and president obama will be at denver. >> final preparations transforming this into one large television studio. 50 million people worldwide will have an unobstructed view. these candidates on wednesday night. >> what you will see is president obama and ronnie on stage and a moderator. and-mitt romney. >> maria jose? among hundreds of students are hoping for the few tickets to get inside. >> i thought that it was cold that it was coming to the university. i thought that it was--cool. to learn more about the political process. >> something that i would say to my children. that i was in attendance. i was here. >> only a small fraction of the seats will be taken by student body. they do not know how many people are going to be actually in here. voters will be making up their minds. >> this is on domestic issues and i think that mitt romney has a firmer stance than foreign policy. he has something to gain if he does a good job. >> acoustics, light, sound
for the big showdown, the first debate between president obama and republican challenger mitt romney. the candidates will spend today getting ready for tomorrow's event in colorado. the president held no rallies yesterday but he did visit a campaign office in henderson, nevada. it's not far from where he and his staff have been strategizing. romney spoke to a crowd of supporters at an air and space museum in denver. >> this president is taking us on a path that's not working. he is making us more and more like europe. i don't want to be like europe. europe doesn't work in europe. >> at the university of denver crews are putting on the final touches, transforming the arena into a debate set. yesterday just 92 of the university's students learned their names were drawn in a lottery for tickets to the debate. it's a hot ticket. your ticket to the debate is right here on cbs 5. that's beginning tomorrow evening at 6:00. >>> nearly all americans will see higher taxes if congress fails to renew tax cuts. that's all according to a new report from the tax policy center. the two major parties
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